Democratic Republic of Congo
The second largest country of Africa, full of paradoxes. On one hand, it is rich in natural resources (including cobalt, copper, coltan, crude oil, diamonds, gold); on the other hand, its inhabitants are among the poorest in the world. For decades, the DRC has been suffering from prolonged conflicts that have led to one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.
- 15,6 million people – 18% of the population suffer from hunger
- 3,4 million children under 5 years are acutely malnourished
- 41,8% million children under 5 years are stunted
- 63,2% of children below 5 years of age and 41% of women 15-49 years are anemic
A few months ago, two-year-old Esther arrived at our facility. There was no food in her family home and when her parents noticed that the girl was becoming weaker, not growing and losing weight, she arrived at our hospital. Esther could not have gotten better treatment. Our experts immediately took care of her. Malnutrition treatment lasts several weeks. There is still a long road to health ahead of Esther but the effects of therapy are noticeable today.
DEAR GOOD FACTORY PATRONS! You have saved dozens of kids since our last report from Congo. Little Esther is one of over 200 of our little patients who are currently getting a chance to regain their childhoods in Ntamugenga. During therapy, their caretakers learn about the basics of nutrition, food processing and running a simple backyard garden that will help them balance their childrens’ diets.
All of this GOOD is being produced in proximity to war turmoil, increasing criminal attacks and just a couple hundred kilometers away from the epicenter of the largest ebola outbreak in the history of the country. Starting tomorrow, Santa Clauses from around the world will have their hands full. Thanks to you, we can spread GOOD in even the most forgotten places around the world. If you wish to give a loved one a very special gift, something truly GOOD and you’d like to learn more about how easy and enjoyable producing good can be, visit dobroczynne.pl and purchase a GIFT CARD. Our charity gift card makes an excellent gift. With it, recipients can choose how they want to help and where they will launch a chain of good. Whether a therapeutic meal, a day at the hospice, or warm shoes and a thermos for Warsaw homeless – this charity gift card produces good.